I’ve become real ninja* during my Private Studies lessons recently. Because I’m a real geek when it comes to homework, I actually do the work at home as soon as I could; I don’t procrastinate (not much, anyway) until the deadline is right upon me. So, when it comes to Private Study, a one-hour chunk during the day dedicated in doing school-related work, I have nothing to do.
Enter my ninja skills.
Earlier today I had in one hand my Kindle, which contained some e-books that really help during my English Lit. classes. (It also has a dictionary so… win-win.) On the other hand I had my mobile phone, which has a special feature that enables it to become a wireless internet router called a mobile AP. With those two thing, plus an internet addict like me, you have a nerdy geek ‘breaking’ the rules: dude, I surfed the hour away on the internet!
Of course, I’m not the kind of person to do things without reason. I was on the internet — Google, to be precise — searching for college/university options. I figured if I’m too busy at home to research it (cough*watchingTsubasaReservoirChronicle*cough), then I might as well do it during Private Study.
My research led me to some promising choices, though most of them were far from promising. I basically searched for higher education institutions that have a Harry Potter course, because I believe in studying something you’re interested in, and the ones that came up were either:
I honestly don’t know what I’d be doing after leaving school, but I’ve always seen myself with a pen in hand (or laptop in front of me), writing. I love writing. It’s a passion for me. And since I’m a freak over writing fanfictions, I might as well take it to the next level and write it professionally. I know there’s not much respect in reusing an author’s idea, but I find it enjoyable.
Anyway, I doubt I’d be doing that. It’s a dream, but I’m a realistic girl — at least, I’d like to think that I am. I might not be writing Harry Potter stories professionally (because really, why steal the spotlight from J.K.? She cool, dude). But I do know this: I will be writing. May it be my own stories or something in the journalism department.
I will write.
*ninja — used as a slang term meaning sneaky or inconspicuous, based on how ninjas are portrayed in media. My use of this is the influence of my classmates back in the Philippines. (Yeah, those were the days…) ^__^
- Yuri Lowenthal: Geek Identity Crisis (huffingtonpost.com)
- At Patheos: TF: Private study sessions (slacktivist.typepad.com)
- University study advice: how to take charge of your education (telegraph.co.uk)